Fort Laramie National Historic Site


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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

(lâr`əmē), 833 acres (337 hectares), SE Wyo.; est. 1938. Founded in 1834 as a fur-trading post by William Sublette and Robert Campbell, it was bought by the American Fur Company in 1836. In 1849 it became a U.S. army post, which later served as a major stopping place on the Overland TrailOverland Trail,
any of several trails of westward migration in the United States. The term is sometimes used to mean all the trails westward from the Missouri to the Pacific and sometimes for the central trails only.
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. The fort was garrisoned until 1890. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Address:965 Grey Rocks Rd
Fort Laramie, WY 82212

Phone:307-837-2221
Fax:307-837-2120
Web: www.nps.gov/fola/
Size: 833 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as a national monument on July 16, 1938; changed to national historic site on April 29, 1960.
Location:3 miles southwest of the town of Fort Laramie, Wyoming, off US 26.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tour, interpretive programs, birdwatching, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Fort Laramie, on the eastern Wyoming prairie, was a fur-trade post from 1834 to 1849 and a major military post from 1849 to 1890. It figured prominently in the covered wagon migrations to Oregon and California.

See other parks in Wyoming.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site is on State 160 just south of U.S.
Written by former National Park service field historian at the Fort Davis and Fort Laramie national historic sites Douglas C.

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